Bhopal, Aug 22 (ANI): With eve teasing becoming the order of the day, a growing number of girls in are resorting to martial arts for self defence.
Students of Sarojini Naidu College are attending 10 days self-defence training camp organised especially for girls, which began on August 17.
According to organizers the camp is aimed at motivating girls to learn basic techniques of martial arts.
The camp is being held under the banner of "Mission Prahar" a forum to prepare women in self-defence techniques.
Girls in the camp say their confidence level has risen after attending the training session.
"The situation is not so favorable for girls today. Girls want to be independent and they are opting professions where they have to work even late nights. Eve teasing has become common and there are increasing incidents of rape. We have to be strong ourselves and learn to protect ourselves rather than waiting for somebody else to protect us," said Shivangi Sharma.
According to Deepak Dubey, the founder of "Mission Prahar" and trainer "My main motive is to put confidence in them. If somebody attacks them with knife or any other thing, they should be confident enough to protect themselves. No matter if they know Martial Arts, Kung Fu or Karate, but if they are scared and can't defend themselves, learning these arts is useless. I want to instill courage in them."
These workshops go a long way in helping women emerge confident to combat any form of attack. (ANI)